Say what you will about the World No. 1, but Tiger Woods is a company man. Now his bag backs that up.
One day after announcing his new contract with Nike — Woods’s fourth with the company — Nike Golf tweeted out a picture (below) of Tiger’s Open Championship sticks. The big (read: only) change? A Nike VR_S Covert driver — the candy-colored, cavity-back club in play by most of Nike’s staff, including Rory McIlroy.
— Nike Golf (@nikegolf) July 18, 2013
Woods, of course, had long been a hold out. Though the Covert is Nike’s flagship 2013 release, Tiger stuck with an older VR Tour model through four wins so far this year.
So, he’s got the club in the bag. That doesn’t mean he’s ever going to use it: Earlier in the week, Tiger said that doesn’t plan to loose the lumber all that often at a firm, fast Muirfield. He was hitting 280-yard 4-irons in practice rounds. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.
Keep an eye out for the club this week. It’ll be hard to miss: It’s painted to match Tiger’s Sunday shirt, and, knowing Mr. Woods, it could go anywhere.